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  • Malham Cove, © Príamo Melo.
  • Hardraw Force waterfall, © Britainonview / Martin Brent.
  • Limestone pavement, © Britainonview / Martin Brent.
  • Twisleton Scars, © Martin Priestley.
  • Swaledale sheep, © Britainonview.
  • Hay meadow in Malham, © Rick at Fortybelowzero.

Hardraw Force waterfall, © Britainonview / Martin Brent.

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Enjoying

Visitors have long sought out the Dales for its breathtaking scenery - in 1781 a tour guide was charging intrepid tourists one shilling to visit Weathercote Cave near Ingleton!

Today, the National Park offers a great range of things to do, plus accommodation to suit all pockets and fabulous local food and drink. Find out how to plan and make the most of your visit here.

National Park Centres

Oh, the adventures you'll have in the Yorkshire Dales National Park - contact a National Park Centre to get help planning yours.

We’d love to meet you and help you get the most out of you hour, day, week, or more, in the Yorkshire Dales. Visit or contact a National Park Centre and we can help you book accommodation, find out what’s on, see what there is to do nearby and stock up on souvenirs and locally made items.

Weather

Rain at Embsay Reservoir in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Rain, wind, fog, frost, snow and beautiful bright clear days are all part of spring weather in the Dales. Best to come prepared for any eventually and check the mountain forecast before striking off up any fells.

The Visitor 2014

The Visitor 2013

Order your copy of the official guide to the Yorkshire Dales National Park - The Visitor. Crammed full of stories, event listings and things to do, plus a growing accommodation listing, this 48-page guide is a must for any Dales lover.

Yours to explore

Pennie Way sign post

There are 1,458km of footpaths, 625km of bridleways and 31km of byways open to all traffic in the Yorkshire Dales National Park as well as 100,000 hectares of open access land.